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. let me introduce myself, i'm bob oakes from morning edition on wbur, boston's npr news station. [applause] thank you. thank you. i'm sure some of you are saying, wow, that's bob oakes? [laughter] i thought he was taller -- [laughter] i thought he was thinner, i thought he had more hair. [laughter] and, you know, the funny thing is that all those things were true last week. [laughter] let me thank all of you for coming here this afternoon and thank the boston book festival for having us. don't they do a nice job? isn't this a terrific eventsome. >> yes. [applause] >> let's also thank the plymouth rock foundation for sponsoring this particular session and say that without their generosity, it would be hard to put on events like this that add to the cultural life that we all enjoy in this great city. so so thanks to them. [applause] and in a way that's what we're here to talk about this afternoon, the triumph of this city and all the cities, the triumph of the city, that's the title of harvard economics professor ed glaeser's book. it's about what's made cities around the world gr
industry, and i'm really sad you didn't ask me about my era. i was a big part of the mansion group, bob segar, hung out there every weekend with my italian mother's knowledge. [laughter] i just wanted to know about that and another part, understood in your blog on the free press that no one's written a book about young. is that your next adventure? >> no, i don't think i can -- [laughter] i think i ought to step away. >> that's the most loaded question i've heard in months. [laughter] >> i do stand by that. i think this is a great biography -- crazy that -- >> well, there have been books written about him, and they are much more academic. i -- spilling beans that are not mine here, i suppose, but i know there's projects in the works to either do a biography or a documentary next year, municipal elections, will be 20 # years since he stepped down. >> oh, wow. >> so that's sort of a good time to try to pitch to, you know, people to get money to actually do it so maybe someday. >> well, good, good. yeah, as for the music stuff, that's partly why i kind of had to leave detroit to actually w
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